Posted on english.chosun.com
Korean children start carrying mobile phones at the age of 10, a survey says. Some 5,509 of 6,052 primary and secondary schoolchildren surveyed across the country, or 91 percent, have their own mobile phone, according to Democratic Party lawmaker Kim Choon-jin of the National Assembly’s Education, Science and Technology Committee last Friday.
They got their first phone at an average age of 10.4 years. The older they are, the more have mobile phones — the rate is 82.7 percent in primary school and already 96.4 percent in middle school. More girls (93.5 percent) than boys (88.7 percent) have their own phone.